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El Lago Waters Motel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Executive Room | Balcony
Pool View Room | Terrace/patio

Overview of El Lago Waters Motel

El Lago Waters Motel

3-star property
3-star beach motel with outdoor pool, near Pelican Plaza

6.2/10 Good

718 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is AU$117
Price available on 30/1/2023
41 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW, 2261

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Lake Macquarie - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 91 min drive
  • Ourimbah Station - 23 min drive
  • Tuggerah Station - 23 min drive
  • Wyee Station - 26 min drive


  • Bang Rak Thai - 3 min walk
  • Ken's Humble Pie Shop - 4 min walk
  • The Burrow Coffee House - 5 min walk
  • Big Tuna Fish Co - 5 min walk
  • Los Dos Hombres - 6 min walk

About this property

El Lago Waters Motel

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at El Lago Waters Motel. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking and scuba-diving are nearby. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the convenient parking and beach.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 58-cm TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 25.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of 10 per cent of room rate (subject to availability)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

This property may place an authorization for 1 night's rate for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking using the credit card submitted during the reservation process.

Also known as

El Lago Resort
El Lago Waters
El Lago Waters Resort
El Lago Waters Resort The Entrance
El Lago Waters The Entrance
El Waters
Lago Waters Resort
El Lago Waters Hotel The Entrance
El Lago Waters Motel The Entrance
El Lago Waters Motel
El Lago Waters Motel Motel
El Lago Waters Motel The Entrance
El Lago Waters Motel Motel The Entrance

Frequently asked questions

Does El Lago Waters Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, El Lago Waters Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at El Lago Waters Motel?
As of 27 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Lago Waters Motel on 30 Jan 2023 start from AU$117, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Lago Waters Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at El Lago Waters Motel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at El Lago Waters Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at El Lago Waters Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Lago Waters Motel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 5:30 AM. There's a charge of AUD 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a 10% charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at El Lago Waters Motel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and kayaking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near El Lago Waters Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bang Rak Thai (3-min walk), Ken's Humble Pie Shop (4-min walk) and The Burrow Coffee House (5-min walk).
What's the area around El Lago Waters Motel like?
El Lago Waters Motel is located on the waterfront, a short 4-minute walk from Pelican Plaza and 6 minutes' walk from Entrance Beach. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Website overrated
Cleaning was great, but probably the best thing. The overall stay was disappointing as it felt the Motel was abandoned most of our stay. The place has potential. Also the website is outdated regarding other activities and the overall gallery on the website
Analia, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Marie, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Peter, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Disappointing motel.
Strong smell of cigarettes, run down, no lift so carrying luggage up 2 flights of stairs. Rooms not clean. Loud, rude other guests/residents all hours of the night. Beds comfortable. Everything you need for an overnight stay.
Rebecca, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good comfortable stay
Exterior of building is older in style and keep. Many parts of the building was run down. This hotel is being kept for redevelopment. Rooms have had refurbishments and are clean, comfortable, easily accessible and usable. Check in was fast and easy. Internet was reliable at all times.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

John, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Debra, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very good value for money.
Michael, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The View Was excellent, On Street Dining was excellent. Rest was poor, I was given a room that could not be secured and was not cleaned. the floor had dirt on it and the toilet had urine on the seat. The person at checkin did not speak english and the checkin process was difficult at best. This is really a Last Resorst stay
Shane, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Alison, 1-night trip
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